Cory Weeds and the Jeff Hamilton Trio: Dreamsville

Even though the substance and framework of jazz are constantly changing and evolving, the music’s bedrock–marked by spontaneity and free-wheeling swing–remains essentially unimpaired and secure. And when it comes to swinging, it’s hard to eclipse the irrepressible pulse of the tenor saxophone, an… Source: Album Reviews

Low Society: High Time

When one listens to a whole lot of music, it becomes easy to be lulled into the friendly confines of being satisfied with good without ever hearing great. That is, until something exceptional comes along and then it is experienced as an epiphany. So were my feelings hearing …

Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple

In all the perpetual hubbub surrounding Blue Note records from the 1950s–the aggressive opinions and stratospheric prices– it’s sometime easy to forget that the label released really high quality music all the way through the 1960s, and some of the recordings from the later years of the decade …

: Small World

Romanian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Monica Chapman delivers Small World, her third album since 2013, in a concept recording of songs from some of her favorite movies such as Gypsy, Band Wagon, Goldfinger, and Sweet Charity just to name a few. A classically-trained singer who performed musical thea… Source: …

Chris Washburne: Rags And Roots

The year 1917 stands out in music history, for that was the year of the first jazz recording, (Livery Stable Blues by Original Dixieland Jass Band) and the death of ragtime pianist/composer m: Scott Joplin. To commemorate these events, and the century that ensued, trombonist {{m: Chris Wa… …